#NaNoWriMo


Writer's life, Writing

It’s November and that means different things to different people. For non-writers it means that it’s nearing Christmas. For writers it means mayhem, panic, dehydration, and the slow descent of madness. Many aspiring authors see this as the perfect opportunity to force a first draft from their bleeding fingers within one month. Every writer is […]

November 4, 2018

Plotting Your Plot


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Whether or not you’re a Plotterhead or a Wing-it Person, at one point, some form of plotting is handy. Especially, if like me, you write mysteries. Most of the time I still surprise myself, but before I start it’s handy to know in which direction I want to go. Much like a road trip where […]

October 18, 2018

#WriterProblems


Writer's life, Writing

Papercuts aren’t the writer’s only enemy. There are plenty of terrors that a writer has to face during the struggle to put pen to paper. As if writing itself isn’t challenging enough, we still do it. We persevere and survive our struggles with the characters, plot, and our pens that spill ink all over us. […]

October 6, 2018

Make Writing A Habit


Writer's life, Writing

One of the main things people say when I tell them I’m a writer is that they too have toyed with the idea. Like it’s something that you just do for a moment because it’s fun. I mean, it IS fun. But that’s not all it is and I know it’s not something I could […]

September 15, 2018

The Benefits of Tracking Progress


Writer's life, Writing

Being a writer means you’re the boss of your own work. This can have benefits as well as downsides. It’s nice when (at least at first) nobody is looking over your shoulder, but it also means you’re the only person who can assess your own progress. And just like you have evaluations at ‘normal’ jobs, […]

August 19, 2018

5 Things A Writer Needs


Writer's life, Writing

Writing can be a dangerous endeavour. Havoc, despair, mayhem and all such things can and will be present during the writing process. Don’t get me started on the characters. It probably doesn’t help that I usually give them weapons. Before embarking on the next novel, one should definitely take into consideration what to bring on […]

April 25, 2018